LINGUIST List 15.2222

Tue Aug 3 2004

FYI: Documenting Endangered Languages Partnership

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  1. Herbert, James, "Documenting Endangered Languages" Open for Business

Message 1: "Documenting Endangered Languages" Open for Business

Date: Tue, 3 Aug 2004 14:25:39 -0400
From: Herbert, James <>
Subject: "Documenting Endangered Languages" Open for Business

Documenting Endangered Languages: An Interagency Partnership
Deadline for proposals: November 1, 2004
Program Solicitation: NSF 04-605

This multi-year funding partnership between the National Science
Foundation (NSF) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
supports projects to develop and advance knowledge concerning
endangered human languages. Made urgent by the imminent death of an
estimated half of the 6000-7000 currently used human languages, this
effort aims also to exploit advances in information technology.
Funding will support fieldwork and other activities relevant to
recording, documenting, and archiving endangered languages, including
the preparation of lexicons, grammars, text samples, databases, and
cyberinfrastructure. Funding will be available in the form of one- to
three-year project grants as well as fellowships for up to twelve
months. At least half the available funding will be awarded to
projects involving fieldwork. The Smithsonian Institution's National
Museum of Natural History (NMNH) will participate in the partnership
as a research host, a non-funding role.

Thank you very much.

Dr. James Herbert
Senior NSF/NEH Advisor
National Science Foundation
Room 805-03
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